Tom Karst

Articles By Tom Karst

Sep 17, 2020

Smoke and fire in the Northwest

The Packer's Tom Karst visited Sept. 16 with Shay Myers, CEO of Parma, Idaho-based Owyhee Produce.

Sep 16, 2020

Blueberry growers looking for relief from imports

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited Sept. 15 with Brittany Lee, executive director of the Florida Blueberry Growers Association.

Sep 14, 2020

Trade talk with FPAA's Lance Jungmeyer

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited Sept. 11 with Lance Jungmeyer, president of the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas.

Sep 11, 2020

California Citrus Mutual supports domestic protection plans

California Citrus Mutual is commending the Trump administration plan to protect domestic growers of seasonal produce.

Sep 02, 2020

Blueberry imports are hurting U.S. growers - what should be done?

The “Report on Seasonal and Perishable Products in U.S. Commerce” was released yesterday, and it packs a wallop.

Aug 31, 2020

National Fruits & Veggies Month begins

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited Aug. 31 with Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, president and CEO of the Produce Better Health Foundation about National Fruits & Veggies Month activities in September.

Food Prices Story
Aug 27, 2020

Retail grocery prices tamer in July

Consumer prices for food sold at grocery stores declined 1% from June to July but still are running 4.6% higher than a year ago.

Aug 26, 2020

USDA offers web seminar on electronic filing requirements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering a web seminar on electronic filing requirements in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Automated Commercial Environment.

Aug 26, 2020

Honeybear Brands sets long-term sustainability goals

Elgin, Minn.-Honeybear Brands has created long-term sustainability goals around pollinator health, packaging, food loss/waste and climate and energy.